Scientific Linux Security Update : vixie-cron on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60186


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Raphael Marichez discovered a denial of service bug in the way vixie-cron verifies crontab file integrity. A local user with the ability to create a hardlink to /etc/crontab can prevent vixie-cron from executing certain system cron jobs. (CVE-2007-1856)


Update the affected vixie-cron package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60186

File Name: sl_20070517_vixie_cron_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1856